This Thursday, May 15, is the deadline to turn in artist applications for the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Studios on the east end of the Morongo Basin —Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree—will be open October 25-26. West-end studios—Morongo Valley to Joshua Tree—will be open November 1 and 2. Applications to be a part of the open studio art tours are available online at hwy62art.org, or at the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council office. For more information, call 760-366-2226.